Maryland Votes for Animals (MVFA) is an organization with one overriding mission: To create an ever-growing voting bloc of animal advocates who will elect representatives willing to champion and vote for animal protection legislation, and to hold politicians accountable to their constituents.
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Thanks to everyone who showed up today on behalf of Maryland’s dogs at Lawyer’s Mall at the foot of the Capitol, including the terrific organizers of the event, Dara Crystal and Kat Homan-Soul. It was an impressive crowd. One of the legislators said it was a bigger turnout than for the anti-tax rally on Monday night! And even the rain held off for us.
A great article from the Annapolis Capital about efforts to get the special session of the General Assembly to consider legislation to fix the Court of Appeals ruling on pit bulls. Maryland Votes For Animals Chair Carolyn Kilborn is among those speaking out for the dogs. Thanks to Delegates Herb McMillan, Jon Cardin, Heather Mizeur; and Michael Smigiel and Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen for pushing the legislature to act on this important issue.
You can see Maryland Votes for Animals Board member Frank Caesar Branchini on WBFF-TV speaking out for Maryland's pit bulls here:
Maryland Court Decision Ignores Maryland Experience - National Canine Research Council
Maryland Votes for Animals Chair Carolyn Kilborn, Board member Lynn Hopkins, and the adorable Beau were on WMAR-TV speaking out for Maryland's pit bulls. You can see the clip here:
Maryland Votes for Animal (MVFA) is presenting an award to Anne Arundel County Animal Control in recognition of their outstanding efforts to revitalize efforts to place homeless animals. The award will be presented on Saturday, May 12 at their Paws and Claws Adopt-A-Thon being held at Anne Arundel County Animal Control.